2021 billboard music awards see the full list of winners

2021 Billboard Music Awards: See the full winners list. 

Awards

2021 Billboard Music Awards: See the full winners list. 

Drake is Billboard's Artist of the Decade

The Weeknd wins big at the Billboard Music Awards taking home 10 trophies and Drake taking the most prestigious spot as the “Artist of the Decade.”  

The event took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with these 10 artist winning the Red Carpet with their top notch attire( You need to see what what Alecia Keys and Priyanka Chopra is wearing)

The Weeknd, who led the pack of nominees as a finalist in 16 categories, swept the ceremony, picking up 10 trophies, including the biggest win of the night, for Top Artist. He also took home awards for Top 100 Artist and Top Hot 100 Song for his inescapable smash “Blinding Lights.”

Drake received the Artist of the Decade Award with the speech,

“I’m really self-conscious about my music,” the latter admitted when he accepted the award, his 3-year-old son, Adonis, joining him on the stage. He added, “I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong, but tonight for once I’m sure as hell we did something right.”

Here is the full list of the winners

Top Artist

Drake
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Taylor Swift
WINNER: The Weeknd

Top New Artist

Gabby Barrett
Doja Cat
Jack Harlow
WINNER: Pop Smoke
Rod Wave

Top Male Artist

Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke
WINNER: The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Dua Lipa
Megan Thee Stallion
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

AC/DC
AJR
WINNER: BTS
Dan + Shay
Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Post Malone
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

DaBaby
Drake
Dua Lipa
Pop Smoke
WINNER: The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist

DaBaby
WINNER: Drake
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

Justin Bieber
WINNER: BTS
Megan Thee Stallion
Morgan Wallen
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist

Justin Bieber
Lewis Capaldi
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
WINNER: The Weeknd

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

Blackpink
WINNER: BTS
Ariana Grande
SB1
Seventeen

Top R&B Artist

Jhené Aiko
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Doja Cat
WINNER: The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist

Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
WINNER: The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist

Jhené Aiko
WINNER: Doja Cat
SZA

Top Rap Artist

DaBaby
Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
WINNER: Pop Smoke

Top Rap Male Artist

Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
WINNER: Pop Smoke

Top Rap Female Artist

Cardi B
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Saweetie

Top Country Artist

Gabby Barrett
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
WINNER: Morgan Wallen

Top Country Male Artist

Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
WINNER: Morgan Wallen

Top Country Female Artist

WINNER: Gabby Barrett
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay
WINNER: Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Top Rock Artist

AC/DC
AJR
Five Finger Death Punch
WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly
Twenty One Pilots

Top Latin Artist

Anuel AA
WINNER: Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Top Latin Male Artist

WINNER: Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna

Top Latin Female Artist

Becky G
WINNER: Karol G
Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
WINNER: Eslabón Armado
Los Dos Carnales

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

The Chainsmokers
Kygo
WINNER: Lady Gaga
Marshmello
Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist

Casting Crowns
WINNER: Elevation Worship
For King & Country
Carrie Underwood
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Maverick City Music
WINNER: Kanye West

Top Billboard 200 Album

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Lil Baby, My Turn
WINNER: Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
Taylor Swift, Folklore
The Weeknd, After Hours

Top R&B Album

Jhené Aiko, Chilombo
Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B
Doja Cat, Hot Pink
Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
WINNER: The Weeknd, After Hours

Top Rap Album

DaBaby, Blame It on Baby
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Lil Baby, My Turn
Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
WINNER: Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

Top Country Album

Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Sam Hunt, Southside
Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
Carrie Underwood, My Gift
WINNER: Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

Top Rock Album

AC/DC, Power Up
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
Glass Animals, Dreamland
WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall
Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Top Latin Album

Anuel AA, Emmanuel
Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
WINNER: Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
J Balvin, Colores

Top Dance/Electronic Album

DJ Snake, Carte Blanche
Gryffin, Gravity
Kygo, Golden Hour
WINNER: Lady Gaga, Chromatica
Kylie Minogue, Disco

Top Christian Album

Bethel Music, Peace
Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens
WINNER: Carrie Underwood, My Gift
We The Kingdom, Holy Water
Zach Williams, Rescue Story

Top Gospel Album

Koryn Hawthorne, I Am
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman
WINNER: Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
Kierra Sheard, Kierra

Top Hot 100 Song

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior, “Mood”
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
WINNER: The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Streaming Song

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
WINNER: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “What’s Poppin”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Selling Song

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
WINNER: BTS, “Dynamite”
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Radio Song

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
Harry Styles, “Adore You”
WINNER: The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior, “Mood”
WINNER: Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “What’s Poppin”

Top R&B Song

Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R., “B.S.”
Justin Bieber ft. Quavo, “Intentions”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Doja Cat, “Say So”
WINNER: The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Rap Song

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior, “Mood”
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
WINNER: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “What’s Poppin”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”

Top Country Song

Jason Aldean, “Got What I Got”
WINNER: Gabby Barrett, “I Hope”
Lee Brice, “One of Them Girls”
Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You”
Morgan Wallen, “More Than My Hometown”

Top Rock Song

WINNER: AJR, “Bang!”
All Time Low ft. Blackbear, “Monsters”
Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear, “My Ex’s Best Friend”
Twenty One Pilots, “Level of Concern”

Top Latin Song

Bad Bunny, “Yo Perreo Sola”
WINNER: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)”
Maluma & the Weeknd, “Hawái”
Ozuna & Karol G & Myke Towers, “Caramelo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Lady Gaga, “Stupid Love”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me”
WINNER: Saint Jhn, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)”
Surf Mesa ft. Emilee, “ILY (I Love You Baby)”
Topic & A7S, “Breaking Me”

Top Christian Song

WINNER: Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens”
for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly, “Together”
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship, “The Blessing (Live)”
Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson, “Famous For (I Believe)”
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”

Top Gospel Song

Koryn Hawthorne, “Speak To Me”
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, “Movin’ On”
Marvin Sapp, “Thank You For It All”
Tye Tribbett, “We Gon’ Be Alright”
WINNER: Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, “Wash Us In the Blood”

Qoutes about Awards to inspire you

“Jacob smiled from ear to ear when he shook the man’s hand on stage. The man then handed him a trophy. “Tell the audience about your book.”
My little brother confidently walked up to a microphone his height and beamed to the crowd. “I wrote about the person I love the most, my older brother, Noah. We don’t live together so I wrote what I imagine he does when we’re not together.”
“And what is that?” prodded the stout man.
“He’s a superhero who saves people in danger, because he saved me and my brother from dying in a fire a couple of years ago. Noah is better than Batman.” The crowd chuckled.
“I love you, too, lil’ bro.” I couldn’t help it. To see him standing there, still worshipping me like he did when he was five … it was too much.
Jacob’s smile reached a whole new level of excitement. “Noah!” He pointed right to me. “That’s Noah. That’s my brother, Noah!” Ignoring his foster parents, Jacob flew off the stage and ran down the middle aisle.
Joe lowered his head and Carrie rubbed her eyes. Jacob raced into my arms and the crowd erupted into applause.
“I’ve missed you, Noah.” Jacob’s voice broke, bringing tears to my eyes. I couldn’t cry. Not in front of Jacob and not in front of Mrs. Collins. I needed to be a man and stay strong.
“I’ve missed you, too, bro. I’m so proud of you.” 

― Katie McGarry,  Pushing the Limits 

“Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped.”
― Suzy Kassem,  Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 

“Professionalism is the magic touch that works like magic. Unlike a magician he doesn’t just pop in and pop out with success; hard work and smart work must combine. The magic moment comes when he is announced as the worthy recipient of a meritorious award.”
― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu,  Weighty ‘n’ Worthy African Proverbs – Volume 1 

“the bigger the price the harder it takes to win it”
― Manuel Corazzari

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